Health Services – Assistant or Associate Professor (AA3682)

Position Overview

Organization: School of Public Health, Health Services

Title : Assistant Professor without Tenure, Associate Professor without Tenure

Search Number : AA3682

Position Details

The Department of Health Services at the University of Washington seeks to fill one or two full-time (100% FTE) faculty position in a healthcare management related field at the rank of Assistant Professor WOT or Associate Professor WOT (without tenure by reason of funding) with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2014.  The position comes with responsibilities of 50% research and 50% teaching and advising.  The Department of Health Services and the IHSA Program are seeking an individual committed to research and educational innovation and leadership in the fields of Health Policy, Finance, General Management, and Strategic Management.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized research program and to participate in the teaching and service missions of the IHSA Program and the Department of Health Services. A doctoral or terminal degree with a focus in Management, Organization Theory, Organizational Behavior, Strategy, Health Economics, Finance, Health Services Research, Health Policy, Medical Care Organization or a related field is required.

The ideal applicants will have a strong background in healthcare operations and/or health policy analysis, while also having a demonstrated research track record in health management relative to a variety of healthcare and medical care operations, and/or public health issues.  This could include a successful track record as leader or principal investigator of significant externally funded projects or significant operational experience leading a health system.  Additional MHA, MBA, MPH, MD, MSN, JD, or MPA training is highly desirable.

The UW IHSA Program operates two highly successful degree programs (Day MHA and Executive MHA with student enrollment of 25-30 per incoming cohort and 45-55 per incoming cohort, respectively) and two certificate programs (Certificate Program in Medical Management [30 students per year] and Certificate in Community Health Leadership [24-30 students every 2 years]). The total students enrolled at any given time is approximately 200 per year in all programs.  All programs are operated on a fee-based platform, and the MHA Programs, overall, are operated profitably. Over its 39-year history, the UW IHSA’s MHA Program has built a strong foundation on a mixture of academic and practice-based management and policy-oriented expertise at faculty and leadership levels.  In fact, this has been the hallmark of the program. Successful candidates will find a nationally ranked and highly respected IHSA Program located within a diverse Department of Health Services (49 faculty, 11 research faculty, 225 Adjunct, Affiliate and Clinical faculty).  Faculty members within the IHSA Program and the Department have a breadth, depth, and national expertise in management, organization and financing of medical care and medical services, as well as commitments to support high quality PhD educational efforts within the Department and the development of health management education within Health Services MPH programs, Health Informatics and Health Information Management (HIHIM) programs, and the Department of Global Health.

In addition, collaboration opportunities at the UW include the School of Public Health, the Foster School of Business, the School of Medicine (including Medical Education and Biomedical Informatics [MEBI] and the Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Programs), the School of Public Affairs, the School of Law, the School of Pharmacy (including the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program) and the Institute of Translational Health Science (UW CTSA).  The opportunities for collaboration with other Seattle area resources (Seattle Children’s Hospital, a national Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence at the VA, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Group Health Research Institute) are unparalleled. Depending on the interests and qualifications of the successful candidate, a joint or adjunct appointment may be considered with other UW departments or affiliate institutions.

Opportunities for collaboration with other programs within the Department of Health Services [including the Health Services MPH and PhD programs and the HIHIM Masters program (co-developed with the MHA Programs)] also exist, as well as collaborative opportunities with a variety of community practice-based organizations.

The UW School of Public Health is committed to a diverse academic community.  We view diversity as essential to our mission.  For more information, please see the following website:

The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research and service.  This position is contingent upon available funding.

Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2014. Submit electronic letter of interest describing teaching and research plans and history, curriculum vitae, and four letters of reference.  The position is open until filled.  Send application to:

Holly Bergstrom
Department of Health Services
Box 357660
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA  98195